To Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder and CEO of Rinspeed, Inc., innovation is more than just a buzzword. Rinderknecht and Rinspeed have been pushing—or you could say, pulling—the automotive industry into the future for more than 40 years. The company’s newest project, a modular, fully automated vehicle called the “Snap,” is much more than pods on wheels. It’s a whole new way of thinking about transportation.
Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder & CEO of Rinspeed, will be a keynote speaker at the Best Practices for Automotive conference September 11-13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
Who is Frank M. Rinderknecht?
Frank Rinderknecht is the founder and CEO of Rinspeed. He started this company in 1977 as a student at the Technical University of Zurich. Rinderknecht is an innovator, a revolutionary, a disruptor, and maritime enthusiast. But really, he’s best known best for Rinspeed’s concept vehicles.
“The auto industry will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the last 50,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra notably mentioned at the World Economic Forum two years ago.
The speed of change can certainly be seen with leaders like Tesla beginning to charge for their connected cars premium internet and therefore establishing a revenue stream. As well as outsiders like Waymo (Google’s autonomous car development company) making huge strides in producing reliable and safe driverless cars.Continue reading
The transformation the automotive industry is undergoing can be almost entirely attributed to the shift in technological trends in regards to consumer behaviors. During the extensive research Best Practices in Automotive Conference does every year, 2017’s report identifies the most pressing challenges that automotive companies are facing today.
A quarter billion connected cars will be on the road globally by 2020. With new in-vehicle and automated driving capabilities taking shape every day, opportunities for automotive companies to innovate abound.
Twenty-six experts from the automotive industry who attended the SAP sponsored Best Practices for Automotive conference shared the connected vehicle and autonomous driving trends they are seeing in the industry. Here are eight of the hottest topics they discussed in interviews recorded live for The Future of Cars with Game Changers Radio.